- Recent reports have revealed that Bill Gates allegedly stepped down at Microsoft after an investigation started into his conduct
- The investigation was looking into claims that he wanted to pursue an intimate relationship with an employee
- While Gates' spokesperson denied that he stepped down for this reason, she did confirm that Gates had had an affair 20 years ago
Recent reports allege that Bill Gates stepped down from his position at Microsoft in 2019 after an investigation started amid allegations that he was seeking an intimate relationship with an employee.
According to Gates' spokesperson, he had had an affair with an employee 20 years ago but it ended amicably. She also slammed recent allegations brought against Gates, saying that his decision to step down from Microsoft was in no way related to the matter.
"The rumours surrounding the Gates' divorce is [sic] becoming increasingly absurd," said his spokeswoman, reports a News24 article.
Meanwhile, the supposed investigation was never completed since Gates decided to step down from his active day-to-day role at the company, which he founded in 1975.
Briefly News earlier reported that following their divorce, Bill Gates and his wife are already sharing their fortune and Melinda’s wealth in the process has shot up, making her a billionaire.
Forbes reports that the Microsoft founder’s ex-wife got a transfer of $1.8 billion (R25 billion) in Cascade Investment on Monday, May 3, on the same day they made their divorce public to the media.
With the wealth allocation, the former wife of the tech giant is now richer as Gates’ fortune takes a mild hit. Aside from the whopping Cascade Investment fund, Melinda also got 2.94 million shares in Canadian AutoNation and another 14.1 million in Canadian national Railway Co, which are each worth $309 million (R4.4 billion) and $1.5 billion (R21 billion) respectively.
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